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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 87% Emma. (2020) Emma. does not bring anything new to the tale. However, the bubble gum pop feel and sugary sweetness make it supremely entertaining.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2020
3/4 92% Miss Americana (2020) Swift inserts herself into the tradition of pop stars using their platform to create change. The fact this comes mere days before the Iowa primary is no coincidence.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
2/4 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Maleficient: Mistress of Evil could certainly be worse, but that does not make it a good movie either.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
3/4 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) It's an undeniably exciting and fun time. For those on the fence, Smith and Lawrence's return to the big leagues should be plenty of reason to see the latest entry.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
3/4 85% The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Ultimately the silly and zany attitudes within The Emperor's New Groove provide it with a levity that few other Disney films featured.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
3/4 65% Troop Zero (2020) Supported by another great performance from Mckenna Grace, Troop Zero delivers as a feel-good indie film to kick off the new decade.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
3.5/4 73% King of New York (1990) Combining the gangster film with the rise of hip-hop in the late 1980s, and the film carries itself, unlike any crime film that had ever existed.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
3.5/4 100% Honeyland (2019) The camerawork feels greater than one would expect from a documentary. Like Free Solo, the audience leaves with a grander appreciation for the natural world.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
4/4 89% 1917 (2020) 1917 earns its place in the pantheon of great war films. Beyond the spectacle, the film creates beloved characters you'll follow into the face of death.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
3.5/4 97% Knives Out (2019) Featuring fascinating energy and political commentary laced throughout, Johnson proves he has plenty to say as a filmmaker and writer.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2020
3.5/4 94% Little Women (2019) The living and breathing 2019 version of Little Women proves Gerwig might be the most exciting director in Hollywood.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/4 89% Rocketman (2019) With Rocketman, the young star Taron Egerton showcases incredible talent. Shockingly, Rocketman might live up to the promise of an Elton John biopic.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
3.5/4 92% Uncut Gems (2019) The things that make Sandler so damn likable are on display, and you empathize with a man who is the textbook definition of unlikable. Sandler's revving on all engines. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
2.5/4 73% Harriet (2019) Harriet gets the story right, and will surely have its fans. However, with so much talent involved, you'll wish there was more to write home about. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
4/4 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Each frame feels like it belongs in The Louvre, hanging alongside the great artists. Few cinematographers capture so much emotion and artistic merit within a single shot. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
2.5/4 70% Bombshell (2019) The uneven Bombshell suffers from a litany of problems. Yet the core three performances are each so compelling, you'll be sucked into the story. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2020
3/4 91% Clemency (2019) With all the attention focused on Woodard, she takes full advantage of her opportunity. Her performance sells the humanity of a position that is often inhumane. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
4/4 94% Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Kirshner's direction gives the film an extra flare that Star Wars did not have. He got to make things bigger, both physically and in terms of the ideas at play. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
2/4 82% Judy (2019) Zellweger performs the hell out of the role, putting tons of effort into nailing an approximation of the actress.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
4/4 92% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) Star Wars began as a story that paid homage to what came before while forging its own path into the future. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
.5/4 27% Star Wars: Holiday Special (1978) You will curse god for this show's mere existence.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
4/4 90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Johnson unleashed one of the most spectacular visual feats within the Star Wars universe.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
1.5/4 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The sprint to the finish leaves the audience with a movie that has more in common with Transformers than Return of the Jedi.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
3.5/4 89% The Two Popes (2019) You cannot question why Francis has become so beloved after watching this film. The way in which Pryce layers pain and regret into the performance will leave you speechless.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2019
4/4 83% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The visual splendor of Rogue One often gets ignored, but few images can haunt an audience like The Death Star coming up over the horizon.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2019
3.5/4 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Yes, The Force Awakens cribs from previous incarnations of the franchise, but the true power lies in the heart of the characters. Both Ridley and Boyega pop off the screen. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
2.5/4 36% 6 Underground (2019) With more explosions and non-sensical plot points than any movie he (Michael Bay) has ever made, 6 Underground is another fun action romp. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2019
3/4 95% Marriage Story (2019) Marriage Story has earned its reputation as a complicated look at divorce. Johansson earns the standout status, and Driver should continue to build on his strong body of work‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
3.5/4 83% Waves (2019) Paired with the music, Waves combines the visual audacity of bright colors with the roaring soundtrack to create a Fantasia-like dream aesthetic.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
3.5/4 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) There may not be an indie darling quite like The Last Black Man in San Francisco in 2019, and that's because few films will feel as singular in their vision.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
3.5/4 93% High Flying Bird (2019) When High Flying Bird works, it is masterful. It should remind audiences why Steven Soderbergh remains a must-watch director every time out.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/4 82% The Report (2019) For Burns, The Report shows tremendous growth and talent that could be brought out with the right project. Driver's standout performance makes this an interesting watch.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
3/4 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Drive and passion come through for Murphy, and it's hard to divorce the actor from the real-life inspiration for the film.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
3/4 77% Frozen II (2019) Frozen II handles its business, crafting another solid chapter in the franchise.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/4 96% The Irishman (2019) Scorsese's complex portrait of Sheeran and organized crime make The Irishman one of the best films of 2019, and one of the best of his career.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2019
2.5 53% Noelle (2019) Noelle wears its heart on its sleeve, but for Christmas movies, that's rarely a bad thing. Thanks to committed performances from the cast, it overcomes a fairly basic plot. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
4/4 87% Hustlers (2019) Hustlers stands out thanks to its intimate and nuanced portraits of the ladies at the heart of the scandal. Thanks to larger than life performances, it should stand the test of time.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
4/4 90% The Lighthouse (2019) The story gets downright insane. To call The Lighthouse bonkers would be an understatement, and Eggers thrives on the disorientation. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2019
3.5/4 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) In the small emotions and small moments of Ford v Ferrari, Mangold creates a film that earns must-watch status. It's rare that a movie can so wholly appeal to audiences.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
4/4 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) There's little doubt that Parasite earns the title of masterpiece, and will only grow in the public consciousness for decades to come.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
2/4 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo rarely gets more than a chuckle out of its audience, making it surprisingly dull. All the energy and jokes that Waititi layers throughout his other films are non-existent‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
3/4 94% Klaus (2019) The use of northern landscapes provides ample opportunity to create picturesque locales. Time after time, the shots feel like concept art come to life. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
2.5/4 68% Joker (2019) While Joker's ambition makes it interesting, it never follows through on the threads that deliver the most impactful messages.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
3.5/4 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Thanks to an endlessly entertaining screenplay and an incredible performance fromShia LeBeouf,The Peanut Butter Falconrises above the crop.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/4 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Annabelle allows for a diversity of scares that take place throughout the day and night, culminating in some truly spine-chilling moments.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
1.5/4 55% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) While Efron takes charge, the rest of the film feels as if it's struggling to catch up.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
1/4 18% Hellboy (2019) The pacing is far too quick, yet the movie's runtime comes in over two hours. Hellboy overcomplicates a fairly straightforward story in the process. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
3.5/4 83% Her Smell (2019) Perry creates a captivating character that allows Moss to deliver one of the most dynamic performances of her career.‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
3.5/4 89% Missing Link (2019) Placing the characters in dozens of settings and incorporating never before CGI techniques, the world of Missing Link comes to life. Each setpiece exudes brilliance. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
3/4 90% Shazam! (2019) The triumph from the movies comes from the teen angle to the story. Shazam! shares more stylistic and comedy influence from Spider-Man than most DC comics. ‐ We Bought a Blog
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019